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Renee Garfinkel

Renee Garfinkel

Renee Garfinkel, Ph.D., is a psychologist, author and radio host. She currently co-hosts "The Armstrong Williams Show" on Sirius XM Radio. Formerly, Renee hosted a national radio program, "Danger Zone," which aired weekly on Sirius XM Radio and on stations in the U.K. "Danger Zone" dealt with counterterrorism, security and intelligence issues. Renee writes a blog for Psychology Today and divides her time between Washington, D.C., and Jerusalem.

Articles by Renee Garfinkel

First Lady Michelle Obama speaks during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Monday, July 25, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Democratic Party

The Democratic Party's current dilemma is a bit like a challenge faced by U.S. diplomats back in 1929. That year, the new Secretary of State, Henry L. Stimpson, cut State Department funding for military intelligence. His reasoning has since become famous: "Gentlemen do not read each other's mail." Published August 1, 2016

"I am getting questions constantly from foreign leaders about some of the wackier suggestions that are being made," President Obama said, taking a sharp detour into the campaign to succeed him. (Associated Press) **FILE**

B.D. Yemini book reveals media as an ‘Industry of Lies’

We live in the information age, and it turns out to be an age that overflows with misinformation and disinformation. If Francis Bacon was right when he said, "knowledge is power," then we are powerless indeed. We have more access to information than the world has ever why are we still so ill-informed? Published July 11, 2016

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Make a difference, pay it forward

A Memphis teenager asked a random stranger in a grocery store to help him buy groceries for himself and his disabled mother. Matt White took an interest, got involved, man and boy bonded, and, in two weeks, $103,000 was raised to help the family. Published June 27, 2016

Afghan villagers receive free food donated by other villagers as they prepare to break their fast during the holy month of Ramadan in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, June 9, 2016. Muslims across the world are observing the holy fasting month of Ramadan, when they refrain from eating, drinking and smoking from dawn to dusk. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

Ramadan bloodied again by violence

My Muslim friends tell me that Ramadan is a holy month. They say it is a month dedicated to introspection, facilitated by daily fasting. Published June 9, 2016

Deputy National Security Adviser for strategic communications Ben Rhodes stands at right as President Obama and Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk leave the stage after making statements to reporters in Warsaw on June 3, 2014. (Associated Press) **FILE**

RENEE GARFINKEL: Obama’s yellowcake moment

Remember yellowcake? Back in 2003 the Bush administration told us that Iraq was buying uranium in the form of yellowcake that could be enriched to weapons grade. That was the linchpin of President Bush's justification for the Iraq war. Published May 24, 2016

Persecution of European Jews Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

RENEE GARFINKEL: Connect the terror dots

At the final moment of his radio show that I co-host on Tuesdays, my colleague and friend Armstrong Williams asked, "Do you think Europe is becoming Israel, with its terrorist problem?" Published April 4, 2016

Women and children rescued by Nigerian soldiers from Boko Haram extremists at Sambisa Forest wait for treatment at at a refugee camp in Yola, Nigeria Monday, May 4, 2015. Even with the crackle of gunfire signaling rescuers were near, the horrors did not end: Boko Haram fighters stoned captives to death, some girls and women were crushed by an armored car and three died when a land mine exploded as they walked to freedom.  (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

RENEE GARFINKEL: Do black lives matter - even in Africa?

There's been a lot of criticism of "The Obama Doctrine." His facts were challenged, as were his principles. The most frequent and severe criticism was reserved for President Obama's harsh judgments of U.S. allies. Published March 21, 2016

In this Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 photo, a worker from India arranges steel tubes at a factory in the Muwaqer Industrial Estate, in northern Jordan. A new trade deal with Europe, a rush of foreign investment and ambitious public works are to put 200,000 Syrian refugees to work in Jordan in what the international community says is a precedent-setting new approach to the biggest displacement crisis in decades. (AP Photo/ Raad Adayleh)

RENEE GARFINKEL: Where normal is a dirty word

Who could possibly be opposed to life being normal? In my field, psychology, "normal" is a gentle word meaning free from any mental disorder; in other words, sane. Published March 7, 2016

Lonely hearts

RENEE GARFINKEL: Lonely? Welcome to the club

Have you ever been lonesome? Of course you have. It's natural to feel lonely, especially following a break up or move to a new location. We'd have no country music or blues if no one ever felt lonely! Published January 12, 2016